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Government announces appointments to Communications Authority

     The Government today (March 29) announced that the Chief Executive has re-appointed Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi as the chairperson of the Communications Authority (CA) for a term of two years from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021.

     The Chief Executive has also appointed two new members, Professor Vincent Lau Kin-nang and Mr Simon Wong Kwong-yeung, to the CA, and re-appointed the Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries) as the Vice-chairperson, and Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun, Mrs Yvonne Law Shing Mo-han and Mr Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun as members, all for a term of two years from April 1, 2019, to March 31, 2021.

     Commenting on the appointments, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, said, "I am pleased that Ms Tam has been re-appointed as the chairperson of the CA. With her rich experience and professional background, I am confident that she will continue to lead the CA to rise to the challenges ahead in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors."

     Mr Yau welcomed the two new members to the CA, who come from the academic and research and development sectors respectively, saying that their rich experience and areas of expertise will be valuable to the CA's work. He also thanked outgoing members Mr Thomas Lo Sui-sing and Professor Xu Yan for their contributions to the CA.

     Brief profiles of the newly-appointed non-official members are as follows:

Professor Vincent Lau
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     Professor Vincent Lau is the Chair Professor of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He is currently a member of the Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee which advises the Director-General of Communications on all economic and technical regulatory issues related to the development of telecommunications in Hong Kong.

Mr Simon Wong
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     Mr Simon Wong is the Chief Executive Officer of the Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre. He is currently a member of the Assessment Panel of the Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living, the Enterprise Support Assessment Panel and the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council.

     Membership of the CA from April 1, 2019 will be as follows:

Chairperson
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Ms Winnie Tam Wan-chi

Vice-chairperson
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Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries)

Non-official members
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Ms Karen Chan Ka-yin
Mr Stephen Hung Wan-shun
Professor Vincent Lau Kin-nang
Mrs Yvonne Law Shing Mo-han
Mr Hubert Ng Ching-wah
Dr Anthony William Seeto Yiu-wai
Mr Benjamin Tang Kwok-bun
Mr Simon Wong Kwong-yeung
Professor Ray Yep Kin-man

Official member
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Director-General of Communications 

Ends/Friday, March 29, 2019 
Issued at HKT 11:01